A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach being charged Thursday with crimes, including sexual assault, human trafficking and running a criminal enterprise is the latest fallout from the sexual abuse scandal involving former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Once known for singer Anita Bryant's anti-gay rights campaign and a ban on gay and lesbian adoptions, Florida is now home to two metro areas with among the highest concentrations of gay and lesbian coupled households in the U.S., according to a new report released by the…
NEW YORK (AP) — Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister.
LOS ANGELES – Organizers with Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles launched a campaign Wednesday targeting two of Southern California's biggest police unions, saying they will push to have them ejected from the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and ultimately disbanded.
Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE have begun a clinical study to see if a third shot of their existing Covid-19 vaccine can stimulate stronger immune responses against new variants.
Coinbase has filed papers with U.S. regulators to become a publicly traded company as digital currencies continue to march toward mainstream acceptance.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors in Michigan filed charges Thursday against a former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach John Geddert charged in Michigan in investigation tied to Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.
NEW YORK (AP) — While dozens of New Yorkers lined up outside in the rain, shopping carts at the ready as they waited for free food, Sofia Moncayo led her team in prayer.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes declined again with the number of properties for sale not matching the surging demand in the U.S.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fairport Wealth is pleased to announce that the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio, is its 2021 Community Beacon recipient. According to Managing Partner Kenneth J. Coleman, “The pandemi…
Facebook announced Thursday that it is removing all remaining Myanmar military and military-controlled pages from its site and from Instagram, which it also owns.
Nevada state Sen. Pat Spearman, a Democrat and chief majority whip, successfully shepherded legislation in 2020 requiring pharmacists to honor 12-month doctors’ prescriptions for birth control pills, over the objections of some male lawmakers.
While there’s a famous horror-movie spoof about killer tomatoes, no one seems to have made one about caterpillars — the insect pests that eat the juicy red fruits of summer.
Beating back COVID-19 right now comes down to balancing supply and demand.
DETROIT — Some of the emails are thoughtful. Others are pleading. But many don't waste time on pleasantries.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial relief fund that it quietly launched earlier this month, to help people struggling to make ends meet during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — “Better Call Saul,” the prequel spinoff to the hugely successful series “Breaking Bad,” will begin production in New Mexico on its sixth and final season beginning in March.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The largest numbers of Kansas City residents who have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine live in ZIP codes that are overwhelmingly white, according to city health department numbers and census data.
LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods' catastrophic crash in Los Angeles has cast a spotlight on a low-budget documentary series that featured golf's biggest star.
DETROIT (AP) — The largest fictional keeper of law and order in Detroit may not stand watch at one Motor City museum as planned.
LOS ANGELES — There is a new push to examine safety issues on Hawthorne Boulevard on the Palos Verdes Peninsula after Tiger Woods was seriously hurt in a rollover crash Tuesday.
Paramount Pictures is joining other major Hollywood studios in slashing the traditional 90-day theatrical window. ViacomCBS on Wednesday announced that some of the studio’s films, including “Mission: Impossible 7” and “A Quiet Place Part II,” will go to its fledgling streaming service, Param…
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A committee overseeing the search for mass graves related to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has delayed until next month a decision on how to reinter the remains of possible victims found last year.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis residents can expect to see more police officers and National Guard troops around the city, as elected officials move forward with security plans ahead of the first trial in George Floyd's death.
NEW YORK — Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance recently subpoenaed financial records relating to a fraudulent “build the wall” scam allegedly orchestrated by Steve Bannon — signaling the New York prosecutor is looking to go after the right-wing strategist for crimes pardoned by former Presi…
BOISE, Idaho — State lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to cut Idaho’s wolf population by two-thirds and remove most hunting regulations for the animals in much of the state.
HUNTSVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Three adults were found dead and a baby was abducted from a home in northeast Arkansas, but the child was found hours later, unharmed, and a suspect was arrested, authorities said Wednesday.
Wall Street’s mania over GameStop is on again, at least for one afternoon.
NEW YORK (AP) — In November, Paula Mont did something new: The 86-year-old, who hasn't left her New Jersey senior living community in nearly a year, went shopping — online.
New York City’s museums, sports arenas and entertainment venues are slowing coming back to life. But the sector has contracted dramatically under the pressure of the global pandemic, according to a report from the state Comptroller’s Office.
Facebook, following in Google's footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry” over the next three years.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would allow the state to take over local election offices that fail to meet standards.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former member of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration who previously accused him of sexual harassment offered new details Wednesday, saying he once kissed her on the lips without consent.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera is replacing Robert Lepage's controversial production of Wagner's Ring Cycle with a new staging by British director Richard Jones.
MAPLEWOOD, Mo. — After three years in a Maplewood church to avoid immediate deportation, Alex Garcia returned home to his wife and children Wednesday without fear of imminent separation while he petitions for permanent legal status.
CHICAGO — Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s hand-picked successor for the legislative seat he held for a half-century resigned Wednesday, just three days after being appointed and hours after Madigan called on him to step down.
AUSTIN, Texas — A handful of big city Texas mayors – including Austin's Steve Adler – are urging state leaders to examine the policies and decisions that led to millions of Texans losing electrical power during last week's winter storm.
NEW YORK (AP) — Katharine McPhee and David Foster may want to channel their musical talents into lullabies.
ALBANY, N.Y. — A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed a pattern of sexual harassment in an essay Wednesday, alleging that the governor would “go out of his way” to touch her and once kissed her during a one-on-one meeting.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A retired drama teacher accused of sexually assaulting boys in Massachusetts and New York was allowed to teach in a program for senior citizens that's affiliated with the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn campus.
A real-world test of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in more than half a million people confirms that it’s very effective at preventing serious illness or death, even after one dose.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Kentucky man is accused of grabbing a police officer and dragging him down steps outside the U.S. Capitol building during the riot on Jan. 6, according to newly unsealed federal court records.
PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Now that former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are vaccinated against COVID-19, they have returned to one of their favorite things: church.
Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.:
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mercy’s men’s basketball team began the season with three games in five days. A week later, a matchup with Kentucky was canceled. Then on the last weekend of December, there was some uncertainty about whether a couple games against rival Oakland would be played.
HOUSTON (AP) — With its long-term facilities for immigrant children nearly full, the Biden administration is working to expedite the release of children to their relatives in the U.S.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small group of South Carolina lawmakers decided Wednesday to postpone voting on a proposal to create a new law specifically to handle people stealing packages from porches, even after the chief supporter admitted a five-year minimum prison sentence was a bit harsh.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SalesLeads announced today the January 2021 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including f…
LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods likely owes his life to his seat belt, his airbags and the improved safety of modern vehicles, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy who was first on the scene of the golfer’s Tuesday morning car crash on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.